Leaving the Shenandoah area I headed north. By skirting the coast I ended up driving through mountain areas I had long heard of. Old sitcoms and movies sometimes featured these areas because of their proximity to the larger cities on the coast. A lot of popular entertainers would perform at venues in the areas.
The campground for the first night was right in heart of the old school Pennsylvania industrial area – very red 🔴. Rained pretty hard overnight. I stopped to see my old nemesis Three Mile Island on the way.
The second night we stopped in the Pocono area. I remember it being one of the more southerly ski areas on the east coast. Rainy all day.
Day three took us through the Catskills of Nork York and the Berkshires in New Hampshire to a campground outside of Springfield Massachusetts. The campground was one of the largest yet with over half the residents being full-timers.
Day 4 started clear, cold, and windy for a change. We had a beautiful drive through Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Seemed much hipper ☮️ than Pennsylvania – although I have to say I was surprised to see a highway outside of Scranton PA called ‘President Joe Biden Expressway’ 😵💫
Our last stop found us just over the New Hampshire – Maine border at a nice (and huge) campground on the Salmon Falls River. We got a nice spot near the river and Jake decided to cool off! This campground seemed the largest so far – and mostly deserted at least during the week. These larger campgrounds must be lively during the summer and fall weekends 🥳
The next stop will be near the Penobscot River south of Bangor near Acadia National Park. We’ll take a break from all the traveling and stay for 4 nights.